Eating disorder recovery
Eating disorder recovery may seem like a daunting and never-ending process, particularly because food is such a fundamental part of everyday life. Recovery from an eating disorder can take many different forms and may look completely different depending on the individual, their life-stage, family and various other interconnecting factors. Recovery from an eating disorder is always possible, regardless of how long a person has suffered. However studies show that the earlier treatment is accessed, the quicker recovery is achieved. When beginning the process of eating disorder recovery, it's important to remember that often the progression is not linear and sometimes you may fall in and out of harmful behaviours/thoughts. It's also possible to improve more rapidly in some areas i.e eating frequent meals but take longer in others i.e improving self-esteem or body image. The main focus should always remain on maintaining faith and working closely with your treatment team to prioritise behaviours that put you on the path to eating disorder recovery.
what are the benefits to eating disorder recovery?
understanding the stages of eating disorder recovery
Eating Disorder recovery usually involves improving or eliminating various behaviours through the support and guidance of a treatment team who help manage your psychological, physical and social wellbeing. Some individuals may also choose to follow self-help programs or join therapy groups, as well as work on interpersonal relationships that potentially influence their eating behaviours. To understand the stages of eating disorder recovery, it's helpful to explore The Stages of Change model defined by Prochaska and DiClemente. Individuals recovering from an eating disorder may go through this cycle multiple times, and at different phases of recovery, as well as for each symptom of their eating disorder. This is explained in more details below:
how can the wellness workshop team help me with eating disorder recovery?
The Wellness Workshop offers a number of services to assist in the treatment and recovery of an Eating Disorder, including adjusting to 'life after an eating disorder' and preventing relapse. The below provides an example of how our Practitioners do this.
what books may help me with eating disorder recovery?
The below is a list of books that The Wellness Workshop Practitioners have read, recommend and some cases we stock in our store. Click the links to purchase a copy of a book, otherwise get in touch with us using the contact form at the end of this page for further recommendations on which books may be most suitable for you at your stage of eating disorder recovery.
what's the first step in eating disorder recovery?
To find out more about eating disorder recovery and take the first step in getting treatment for eating disorders, visit our Eating Disorder Treatment page on our website. Here you will find information on how to begin the process of recovery for both yourself, or a loved one you feel may have an eating disorder. Alternatively, you can also contact our Practice Manager for more specific advice and recommendations on which treatment path to take. You can email us at or call 03 9801 8711.
BOOK AN EATING DISORDER RECOVERY APPOINTMENT
To book a consultation with one of our Practitioners, please click below, select the Practitioner and service, and fill in the booking form. Alternatively, you can also click the Contact Us button if you'd like more information and guidance about where to start the eating disorder recovery process.